Nearly half a million people call Staten Island home. It’s one of New York City’s five boroughs and is a community that offers the best of both worlds for active seniors. It is separated from the densely populated, chaotic New York City atmosphere and is yet vibrant and bustling in its own way. Seniors also have the same wealth of resources and access to quality medical care. 

Staten Island’s assisted living cost is $5,750, higher than both the state and national averages. The raised cost for assisted living care makes sense, as New York City has one of the higher costs of living in the country. Assisted living communities provide seniors with a level of medical attention not found in independent living situations, including frequent wellness checks, access to specific medical or therapeutic treatments and help to manage personal care and household tasks.

This guide provides an overview of the benefits and drawbacks of living in Staten Island as a senior and a comparison of assisted living costs in Staten Island and other areas in the region, as well as how to find financial assistance to pay for assisted living. It also includes a table of free resources for seniors who need particular services available to seniors in Staten Island. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Staten Island, NY

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Sunrise of Staten Island

801 Narrows Road North, Staten Island, NY, 10304

<p>Come visit Sunrise of Staten Island, a warm, NY State Licensed, senior living community servicing NYC metro-area residents on the north shore of Staten Island, NY. Besides round-the-clock nursing c … (read more)
<p>Come visit Sunrise of Staten Island, a warm, NY State Licensed, senior living community servicing NYC metro-area residents on the north shore of Staten Island, NY. Besides round-the-clock nursing c … (read more)

The Brielle

140 Friendship Lane, Staten Island, NY, 10314

The Brielle at Seaview is being touted by visitors and residents as a great, brand-new facility that is very clean. Located in the heart of Staten Island, New York, and surrounded by parkland, this fa … (read more)
The Brielle at Seaview is being touted by visitors and residents as a great, brand-new facility that is very clean. Located in the heart of Staten Island, New York, and surrounded by parkland, this fa … (read more)

Sunrise of New Dorp

470 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY, 10306


New Broadview Manor HFA, LLC

70 Father Capodanno Boulevard, Staten Island, NY, 10305

Theft. Phone stolen and mail stolen. Contacted personel. They did not care. Mail with money stolen out of mailbox with security camera on it. Contacted management no one returned my phone calls. Calle … (read more)
Theft. Phone stolen and mail stolen. Contacted personel. They did not care. Mail with money stolen out of mailbox with security camera on it. Contacted management no one returned my phone calls. Calle … (read more)

Harbor Terrace Adult Care & Assisted Living

110 Henderson Street, Staten Island, NY, 10301

Harbor Terrace Adult Care &amp; Assisted Living offers studio and one-bedroom apartments to retired seniors north of Staten Island, NY, home of the Staten Island Zoo and connected to Lower Manhattan v … (read more)
Harbor Terrace Adult Care &amp; Assisted Living offers studio and one-bedroom apartments to retired seniors north of Staten Island, NY, home of the Staten Island Zoo and connected to Lower Manhattan v … (read more)

Eger Harbor House

140 Meisner Ave, Staten Island, NY, 10306

Eger Adult Social Day Program is located on Staten Island in New York in the shadow of La Tourette Park. It sits near a bus stop, which connects residents to the Staten Island Railway and the rest of … (read more)
Eger Adult Social Day Program is located on Staten Island in New York in the shadow of La Tourette Park. It sits near a bus stop, which connects residents to the Staten Island Railway and the rest of … (read more)

Saints Cosmas and Damian Home

2099 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10303

The staff here is so mean. Today I went by this facility to get information and I saw the front desk girl giving one of the residents the WORST attitude. She just kept yelling that it was NOT her busi … (read more)
The staff here is so mean. Today I went by this facility to get information and I saw the front desk girl giving one of the residents the WORST attitude. She just kept yelling that it was NOT her busi … (read more)

Lakeside Manor Home for Adults, Inc.

797 Brighton Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10301


Ocean Manor

3010 West 33rd Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11224

I toured Ocean View Manor yesterday. I liked the room setting, and my father will have a roommate. The facility is very clean and the staff is OK. She showed me the view of the beach. The setting is g … (read more)
I toured Ocean View Manor yesterday. I liked the room setting, and my father will have a roommate. The facility is very clean and the staff is OK. She showed me the view of the beach. The setting is g … (read more)

Amber Court of Elizabeth

1155 E Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ, 07201


Mermaid Manor Home for Adults

3602 Mermaid Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11224

Mermaid Manor Home for Adults was clean, looked good from the outside, and was spacious. The staff was friendly, patient, quick so you don’t have to wait too long, and hospitable.
Mermaid Manor Home for Adults was clean, looked good from the outside, and was spacious. The staff was friendly, patient, quick so you don’t have to wait too long, and hospitable.

St. Nicholas Home

437 Ovington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11209

this place needs to be renovated the food is horrible
this place needs to be renovated the food is horrible

Delaire Nursing & Conv Center

400 West Stimpson Avenue, Linden, NJ, 07036

oh God it was terrible. they take you a shower once a week. my mother was there for broken leg and everyday she pulled bathroom plug and sat on toilet for at least 45min. couldn’t get clean linen i … (read more)
oh God it was terrible. they take you a shower once a week. my mother was there for broken leg and everyday she pulled bathroom plug and sat on toilet for at least 45min. couldn’t get clean linen i … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Staten Island

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in NY. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Staten Island

The New York State Department of Health is responsible for licensing assisted living communities and other long-term care providers throughout the state. It inspects Staten Island assisted living facilities every 12 to 18 months. These facilities must renew their license every two years.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Staten Island

  • Staten Island has more physicians per capita than the U.S. average, with 263 physicians available per 100,000 people in the borough. As a part of New York City, the cost of health care here is higher than in other areas of the country, but the sheer number of care options in the area helps make up for the increased cost, including local access to specialized care.
  • Seniors who live on Staten Island enjoy a unique setting separated from and connected to the bustle of New York City. The island offers residents a quiet “suburban” locale to live in, with its own zoo, museum and secluded beaches. However, with a short ferry ride away, seniors can partake in the excitement and controlled chaos of the larger boroughs or travel to New Jersey.
  • Getting around is an important part of living in a large city. Staten Island runs its ferry service 24/7, every half hour. It is free to ride but takes approximately 25 minutes to travel between the island and the mainland. Seniors also have access to buses that travel to Manhattan and Brooklyn. There is also a rapid transit line, and seniors 60 and over can access free transportation to medical appointments through CASC.  
  • The cost of living in Staten Island is akin to that of other areas in the city, which is higher than the national average. However, New York does not tax Social Security or pensions. Seniors may also exclude up to $20,000 for taxable pensions.
  • Seniors who live in Staten Island share the same weather as those in NYC proper, with a definitive four-season climate that varies by month. Summers can be hot and humid with temperatures between 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and winters can be cloudy with a large amount of snowfall. The area is also prone to occasional hurricanes, some of which can be severe. However, the area is well-equipped to deal with this possibility, having implemented special programs to deal with storms and hurricanes.

Paying for Assisted Living in Staten Island

Staten Island seniors will pay an average of $5,750 per month for assisted living. This cost may vary depending on services, amenities and location. Compared to the national and state average, assisted living services in Staten Island are more costly by approximately $1,200 per month. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

The cost of assisted living in Staten Island is higher than the cost of assisted living in the cities to the west of the New York City area. The price of assisted living in Staten Island is more than $1,100 higher than care in Binghamton and $980 more than that of Poughkeepsie, per month. On the other hand, Staten Island’s cost for assisted living is less than that of cities that are located to the north and east; compared to Bridgeport, Connecticut, Staten Island’s cost is more than $500 less per month for assisted living care, and compared to Trenton, New Jersey, the cost is more than $2,300 less per month. 

$5750

Staten Island

$4580

New York

$4500

The United States

$6273

Bridgeport, CT

$4770

Poughkeepsie

$8145

Trenton, NJ

$4597

Binghamton

The Other Types of Senior Care

The least expensive type of care available to seniors in Staten Island is adult day health care. This costs $1,950 per month on average, $3,800 per month less than assisted living care. In relation to home health care and in-home care, assisted living costs just $30 more per month and approximately $220 more per month, respectively. On the other hand, assisted living care is quite a bit less expensive than the cost of entering a nursing home. In Staten Island, a semi-private room in a nursing home costs $12,471, a whopping $6,700 more per month than the cost of an apartment in an assisted living community.

$5529

In-Home Care

$5720

Home Health Care

$1950

Adult Day Health Care

$5750

Assisted Living Facility

$12471

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

Note: Care cost data for Staten Island was not available, so data for the closest city, New York City, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Staten Island

The Medicaid program’s Assisted Living Program waiver provides monetary aid for seniors seeking assisted living in Staten Island, as well as the rest of the state of New York. Applicants can be private-paying or Medicaid recipients.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in New York page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in New York

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in New York page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Staten Island

Staten Island is a small island with a large population of seniors and a lot of resources that seniors can take advantage of when they need financial assistance, advice or referral services. The following table provides an overview of some of the free assisted living resources for seniors who live in Staten Island, including contact information and a short description of the services available.  

Resource

Contact

Description

(212) 244-6469 or 311

The Department of Aging (DFTA) helps seniors in the New York City area by connecting them with the aid they need. Its scope of services include  access to local transportation, health and wellness classes and case management for a bill paying service, as well as many other programs.

(718) 981-6226

CASC provides transportation to Staten Island seniors aged 60 and over. Seniors can use this service to access Neighborhood Senior Centers, local shopping centers and banks and medical facilities. The agency also provides a range of other services, including case management, educational opportunities and help with finding financial assistance programs. 

(212) 382-6658

Based in New York City, the Elderlaw Project provides seniors access to free legal aid. Attorneys work with seniors to file paperwork related to power of attorney, advance directives and Guardianship cases, and also provide advice on how to proceed with legal cases.  

(718) 356-5050

This is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency that serves the seniors of Staten Island. The agency hosts congregate meals, provides transportation, coordinates a number of senior centers across the borough where seniors can socialize and offers educational classes.   

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Staten Island

Staten Island Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in NY are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in New York page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in New York